CDI & Coding
Amanda Recker, RHIA, CCS, and CCS-P
Clinical documentation improvement professionals and medical coders are both key players in organizational success. It is easy to become protective of the components each group is endorsing, such as coding choices or opinions on documentation. However, each group has a unique and vital role to play in the process of success. Within this presentation, we are going to look at each team’s role and contribution, where collaboration and leaving egos at the door provide the opportunity to reach our highest potential for the good of our organizations and the patients we serve. Together, coding and CDI really is the dream team.
Integumentary System: Coding and Documentation Challenges
Chelsea Kemp, RHIT, CCS, COC, CDEO, CPMA, CRC, CCC, CEDC, CGIC, AAPC Approved Instructor
In this presentation, we will break down CPT coding guidelines for various procedures covered within the Integumentary System and related ICD-10-CM coding guidelines. In addition, we will discuss documentation challenges, appending modifiers, and skin structure anatomy.
Key Drivers for the Mortality Index
Dr. Gordon Carr
This presentation will describe how a hospital’s Mortality Index is calculated and why the Mortality Index is important in the context of Value-Based Healthcare. The presentation will also review the four key drivers of the Mortality Index and evidence-based strategies to improve the Mortality Index.
What’s the Risk? Understanding Risk Adjustment Across the Healthcare Continuum
Dr. Jessica Vaughn
Risk adjustment is becoming a popular theme in CDI. But few understand what it is and why it matters. Through a case study, the session will explore the elements and different models of risk adjustment and the importance of using HCC codes to accurately reflect patient care and improve value-based outcomes.